2 years ago

29 July, 2016


Organised by:
Melbourne University Health Initiative

The Kenyan Village Medical Education (KVME) program is a preventative medicine campaign run by the Melbourne University Health Initiative (MUHI) in rural Kenya which aims to improve health outcomes through culturally-specific health promotion. Volunteers conduct a training program to educate rural communities on how to mitigate the effects of commonly-fatal but easily-preventable diseases.

The KVME Team is currently seeking passionate individuals to take part in their 2017 trip to Kenya. To apply to become a KVME volunteer, please complete the following steps:

1. Complete 2017 KVME Application Form (http://goo.gl/forms/4d38URbesjnkxggp2).

2. Email CV (max 2 pages) to hasquith@muhi.org.au and cjohn@muhi.org.au with hr@muhi.org.au CC'd in.

3. Email cover letter, indicating why you think you would be a good candidate (max 1 page) to hasquith@muhi.org.au and cjohn@muhi.org.au with hr@muhi.org.au CC'd in.

The cost of the program would be approximately $1500, excluding flights. The program would run during the entire month of January in 2017.

Applications close Friday, July 29, 23.59 AEST.

For more information, please visit the KVME website at http://muhi.org.au/programs/kvme/.

A more in-depth description of the KVME program can be found in the following paper written by our KVME Program Managers: John C, Asquith H, Wren T, Mercuri S, Brownlow, S. A student-led global health education initiative: reflections on the Kenyan Village Medical Education Program. Journal of Public Health Research 2016;5:646
DOI: 10.4081/jphr.2016.646.